Debian Squeeze Fixes: Enable Sound in Flash

Post date: 28-Dec-2009 21:47:35

Adobe Flash currently uses ALSA to output sound. In Debian Squeeze with PulseAudio it will probably not output anything to PulseAudio. In order to fix that you need to do the following:

  1. Create a file /etc/asound.conf
  2. Insert the following contents in it:
pcm.pulse {
    type pulse
}
ctl.pulse {
    type pulse
}
pcm.!default {
    type pulse
}
ctl.!default {
    type pulse
}

That should make Flash able to use the ALSA sink of PulseAudio.